Gallbladder disease

Gallbladder disease

Gallbladder Surgery And Consultation At Our Singapore Clinic

The gallbladder is a small organ that is situated just under your liver, in the right upper half of your abdomen, below your right rib cage. Gallbladder cancers are uncommon. However, benign gallbladder diseases such as gallbladder stones (gallstones) are a lot more common.

Patients with gallstones may present with pain in the right upper part of the abdomen, especially if there is associated gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis). Occasionally, gallstones may drop out of the gallbladder and cause blockage in the bile duct (cholangitis) or inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).

Treatment

If there are stones causing blockage, these need to be removed. But ultimately, the diseased gallbladder (which is the source the gallstones) needs to be surgically removed in a procedure referred to as cholecystectomy. This operation is usually performed using the laparoscopic (“keyhole”) method. Advances in technique and equipment mean that recovery times have been sharply reduced and patients can be discharged after a single night’s stay in hospital and potentially on the same day. Post-operative treatment is limited to home rest and pain medication, and resume eating their normal diet and engaging in light exercise as soon as a week after discharge. Pain at the surgical site after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is usually minor, lasting usually a few days.

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Discuss your needs with our staff

K K Sng Colorectal & General Surgery provides treatment and consultation for Singaporeans suffering from a variety of colorectal disturbances and conditions. We have experience in the management and treatment of haemorrhoids and hernias, and providing screening for colorectal cancer, helping people across the city to live healthier, more active lives free of pain.

We encourage any person suffering from colorectal pain or disturbance to start a conversation with our staff to find out how we could potentially help. Call us directly on (+65) 6472 6188 or (+65) 6334 1696, or send a message to our team on info@kksngcolorectal.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.